Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This $5.6 million Bahama Estate Proves Antique Cypress is THE Wood of Luxury

Antique Cypress is often thought of as a traditional building material. Popular in 1800's when the South was being established, cypress was a go to due to its natural rot resistance and beauty. However, its beauty and fine grain make it a wonderful, versatile product that can create a variety of features, including windows, shutters, ceiling and wall paneling and doors. This $5.6 million Bahama Estate proves that cypress is no longer a wood of the past but a luxurious product that can create an awe-inspiring look.

Bahama Mansion built with Antique Cypress

The 9,000 sq ft residence located on 2 acres in Freeport, Grand Bahama with 150 feet of private beach front property is something out of the story books. The house is full of unique materials, including 24,000 board feet of antique and pecky cypress, Columbian coral stone, handmade clay roof tile from Columbia, custom wood and cast bronze door hardware, and Calcutta marble baths, The huge residence has 10 fireplaces and a $1.5 million in custom millwork alone.

Albany Woodworks cypress paneling

The architect, John B Mitchell ( was a long time customer of Albany Woodworks and included the family run business of 40 years as one of the main suppliers of cypress to help create this gorgeous abode. The cypress wall paneling is mesmerizing with mood lighting and modern accents (pictured above and below).

Albany Woodworks cypress wall paneling

Antique cypress millwork was included through house with wide crown molding and baseboards. Cypress shutters were custom built to enhance the tropical feel, while giving the home privacy and shade. (pictured below)
Cypress mill works and shutters

Pecky cypress continued outside with a spectacular arched covered patio with fireplace, exposed beams and cypress ceiling paneling, and a view! (pictured below)

Albany Woodworks Cypress Ceiling